Since August in DC is generally hazy hot and humid, residents usually tend to abandon the city for other more hospitable locales. The heat however did not deter DC’s well-heeled gentlemen from flocking to the opening of the Georgetown latest find, SuitSupply. Referred to by GQ magazine as the JetBlue of suits and started by Dutch founder Fokke de Jong, the brand has been making a splash in New York and has recently opened its doors in Chicago. It’s has now come to make its mark in our neck of the woods.
While gnoshing on crab cake sliders and sipping champagne, I took a tour of Georgetown’s latest fashion addition. Located right at the edge of Georgetown not to far from the Four Seasons, the store features a generous mix of suiting, sportswear and shoes. Upon entering the store is the on premise tailor station along with more casual looks in the front of the store. To the right and flowing through to the back of the store begins the suit wall with sizes ranging from 34 short up to 50 long. To the left pass the casual looks are the impressive tie and shirt walls. Visually they were stunning.
Suits, starting at $399, come in a variety of fits including a slimmer less padded cut which hugs the body for a sleek modern fit as well as more traditional cuts. This philosophy helps the store accommodate a wide variety of body types. Tailoring is done right on the premises and some of which can be done same day.
For those who desire a more custom fit, the made to measure department will personally take more than 40 different measurements to ensure the perfect fit for you. With luxe fabrics and a strong attention to detail, these custom beauties will rival certain designer suits costing thousands more. Suits take approximately 8 weeks to make and start at around $995. SuitSupply will also custom dress shirts as well.
It’s always nice to see new alternatives hitting our fair streets proving once again that Washington men do want good style at reasonable prices. SuitSupply is located at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Until next time…Happy shopping!